West Bloomfield, Michigan officer fatally shot; police in standoff with gunman

A 12-year veteran of the police department was fatally shot…

A 12-year veteran of the police department was fatally shot Sunday night at a home near Pontiac Trail and Halsted, prompting a police standoff with gunfire exchanges for more than 10 hours.

According to authorities, police responding 10 p.m. Sunday to a “shots fired” run at a residence on the 4000 block of Forest Edge Lane were met with gunfire, striking one officer. That officer, a married father of four, later died after being taken to nearby McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, police said. It was the township’s first officer fatality in its history.

According to West Bloomfield Township Police Lt. Timothy Diamond, several officers went into the home upon their arrival, and they encountered gunfire when entering a bedroom.

From The Detroit News

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